Local adds to gold rush in the pool
ROSSMOYNE lifesaver Harrison Hynes won three individual gold medals, helping propel WA to second overall in the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships recently.
The three-day event at HBF Stadium consisted of pool lifesaving events combining Under 14 and Senior (Under 16, Under 19, Open and Masters) competition.
Hynes also won an individual silver, individual bronze, five team gold, one team silver and one team bronze, as well as the Men’s Under 19 Individual Overall Championship.
WA’S team of 16 swimmers won 18 gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze overall to finish second behind NSW in front of a home crowd. Jake Smith and Chalise Pratt won the Male and Female Lifesavers of the meet respectively.
WA’S team also won gold in the Interstate Under 19 Championship and Interstate Men’s Overall Championship, silver in the Interstate
Under 16 Championship and bronze in the CPR Overall Open Team, Interstate Open Championship and the Interstate Women’s Overall Championship.
Smith, Pratt, Hynes, TJ Chong Sue, Kelton Rothnie and Morgan Knox were named in the Australian team for their age group.